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In the week 17 to 23 July 2017, The Lamproom Theatre will welcome the 2017 incarnation of the country’s most prestigious amateur drama competition. Some of the country’s very best amateur production, all regional winner in their own right, will be performed in competition and adjudicated by experienced GoDA adjudicator, Russell Whiteley.
Ruth Pearson, Theatre Manager of The Lamproom Theatre and co-ordinator of this year’s All Winners Festival, is excited at the prospect: “With productions from all over the country being presented at The Lamproom in the space of seven days it will be a very challenging week for our dedicated team of Front of House and backstage volunteers, but it’s worth all the effort as the quality of drama will be so very high; and the fact that the team from The Lamproom are all volunteers means that we can keep ticket prices very affordable.”
Derek Webb is a playwright, screenwriter, poet and author who lives in Pembrokeshire – having moved from Surrey in 2001 to get away from the M25. He is the author of the popular Agatha Crusty plays as well as several others.
Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders is now available for performance
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust based in Bedfordshire are performing Cloud
A new adaptation of The Jungle Book will soon be avilable for amateur theatre
Teesside Musical Theatre Company based in Middlesbrough are performing Spamalot
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Aldridge Musical Comedy Society based in Staffordshire are performing Fabulous At 50!
Nottingham playwright, Tony Breeze, knows all about the difficulties that new writers face in getting their work performed. After his own experiences trying to get work published he set up an internet site in 1990 and has been receiving scripts from playwrights around the world who are hoping to catch the eye of amateur groups willing to take a chance on a new play.
Grow Up Grandad is written by Gordon Steel and published by Josef Weinberger